How to Raise Dairy Goats: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

How to Raise Dairy Goats: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

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Goats have been used for their dairy products for hundreds of years, providing a wide array of milk, butter, yogurt, and cheeses that provide the unique flavors that make Mediterranean cuisine so special. For those who are interested in raising their own dairy goats so they can take advantage of the milk products provided, it is important to first of all learn

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Goats have been used for their dairy products for hundreds of years, providing a wide array of milk, butter, yogurt, and cheeses that provide the unique flavors that make Mediterranean cuisine so special. For those who are interested in raising their own dairy goats so they can take advantage of the milk products provided, it is important to first of all learn everything possible about dairy goats, from what they eat to how they breed and how to cultivate and harvest the milk when the time comes.

This book provides every detail you could possible need to become a dedicated or hobbyist dairy goat breeder and farmer. You will learn how goats are raised for different purposes, including as dairy goats, fiber goats, and as a means to maintain property. You will learn how to select the right breed of goat and how to know what to look for in a specific goat. You will also learn about how to start the process of breeding goats, including the care for the mother, separation of the father, and the necessary care for the kid once it is born. You will learn how to properly house goats and what they require from you to remain healthy and happy, both in their feed and their space.

Expert goat farmers have been interviewed and have provided their insight and expertise on the topic, building a collection of insights of tips and tricks about raising dairy goats. You will learn how to care for your dairy goats and what special treatment or care they require from you. You will also learn what you need to provide for the dairy goats to produce as much milk as possible.

Finally, you will learn how to gather the milk from the dairy goats and how to both process and sell it to maintain your business. For anyone who has ever been interested in raising goats for dairy production, this guide will offer you everything you need.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601383785
Publisher:
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
431,762
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid fan of goats, and someone who has always wanted one, I must say that this book did a good job of telling me…that I probably do not want to get involved in dairy farming, at least not commercially. It was chock full of information, including, even though it focused on dairy goats, goats bred for other purposes. I learned more about goats and goat products through this than years of attending 4-H shows and presentations. The stories of other goat farmers, and the history of commercial dairy goats in the United States were what I found to be the most interesting, although the details about goat farming were certainly informative and comprehensive. The appendixes seemed to be very comprehensive as well, and would be valuable to someone who was venturing into dairy goat farming, even just as a sample. It didn’t shy away from common difficulties in goat farming, but nor did it use these to deter the reader. The author remained encouraging throughout the book, which is something that anyone entering into a new field could use. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is a beginner to dairy goat farming, or just is interested in the subject matter. How to Raise Dairy Goats is great for that level of interest.